Practices of Posterity: Gide and the Cultural Politics of Sexuality

  • Michael Lucey


In a passage from Les Nouvelles Nourritures that Gide apparently composed during the early 1920s, he imagines a figure of posterity:

You who will come when I no longer hear the noises of the earth and my lips no longer drink of its dew—you who will perhaps read me later—it is for you that I write these pages; for you are perhaps not astonished enough with living; you do not properly admire this stunning miracle that is your life. It seems to me sometimes that you will drink with my thirst, and that what inclines you toward this other being whom you caress is already my own desire.2


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